Croatia Forward Kalinic: We Have Enough Quality To Beat Super Eagles

Croatia Forward Kalinic: We Have Enough Quality To Beat Super Eagles

By Nnamdi Ezekut in Kaliningrad:

Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic believes the team have the quality to beat Nigeria in their Group D clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

The AC Milan striker however stated that his side must show respect to the Super Eagles who according to him have some talented players in their squad.

“Croatia have good wingers and strikers and we are not afraid, it’s a good idea to play and create opportunities for the attackers,” the 30-year-old told reporters in Roscinac on Wednesday.

“We have better quality than Nigeria, but we must show respect, they certainly have good offensive players, they have shown themselves against England and will undoubtedly be difficult, but we need to see where our biggest chance to win is and we hope to open the tournament with a win.

”If we have the right attitude and approach the match the way we should, then we will win.”

Croatia are without a win in their last three opening day fixtures at the World Cup.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 17
  • U r not respectful for saying croatia gat good players than us, u dont win a match by individual quality but collective effort.

    • @Tokunbo, the guy is telling the truth. I know that you are trying to be patriotic, but common guy, Croatia have better players than Nigeria. We should not hide away from the truth

    • Adebayo Ewajesu 2 weeks ago

      The fumbling of this croatians will indeed work against them on the match day,what is the meaning of having quality players over a team?Names does not play football,all I can say is that on the match day the croatians will not be able to match up with the strength,staminna and the unity of the super eagles,the croatians will be humiliated at the nd of the day vy the grace of God.

  • pride is before a fall… let him keep talking.

  • Sammy 2 weeks ago

    Croatia stop making noise!!!

  • I agree with the Croatian in believing his country can defeat my country. He is being patriotic. However, I as a Nigerian must also show my patriotism by say I believe my country Nigeria will defeat him. And just as I agreed with him, he a Croatian must also accept. It is called tolerance. I tolerate his view, so he must tolerate mine. And I repeat my views however ridiculous they might sound NIGERIA WILL WIN THE 2018 WORLD CUP!!!

  • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

    He said he wasn’t afraid of Nigeria but the phobia of the African pride already on them.
    He also said they have qualities players in their squad but they did not remember about “USA 94 world cup” when Nigeria shocked the world? How about the “98 world cup on France”?

    Two things would make Croatia team under pressure and they will humble themselves in the end. They believed they have “quality players”, no doubt but their quality players would find it so hard when they play against Nigeria.

    They should used Senegal friendly match as an example. They had all their big players on the field that day but Croatia struggled.

    However they named “Croatia as favourite to top or second in our group” which will put them in pressure and it’s going to be on our favour in sha Allah.

    Croatia knew what they are going to face when they face Nigeria period. I’m confident that the match won’t be an easy one but God is in control and 3 points is waiting for us on Saturday.

    I will encourage Croatia and their fans around the world to keep believing but after the final whilstle on Saturday when Super Eagles have putting the team and their fans where they belong to then, they will humble themselves. Watch out for Eagles Super. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Adebayo Ewajesu 2 weeks ago

      The fumbling of this croatians will indeed work against them on the match day,what is the meaning of having quality players over a team?Names does not play football,all I can say is that on the match day the croatians will not be able to match up with the strength,staminna and the unity of the super eagles,the croatians will be humiliated at the nd of the day vy the grace of God.

  • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

    “Kalinic” said he wasn’t afraid of Nigeria team but the phobia of “Wings of African pride” already on them.
    He also said they have qualities players in their squad but they did not remember about “USA 94 world cup” when Nigeria shocked the world? How about the “1998 world cup in France”?

    Two things would make Croatia team under pressure and they will humble themselves in the end. They believed they have “quality players”, no doubt but their quality players would find it so hard when they play against Nigeria.

    They should used Senegal friendly match as an example. They had all their big players on the field that day but Croatia struggled.

    However they named “Croatia as favourite to top or second in our group” which will put them in pressure and it’s going to be on our favour in sha Allah.

    Croatia knew what they are going to face when they face Nigeria period. I’m confident that the match won’t be an easy one but God is in control and 3 points is waiting for us on Saturday.

    I will encourage Croatia and their fans around the world to keep believing but after the final whilstle on Saturday when Super Eagles have putting the team and their fans where they belong to then, they will humble themselves. Watch out for Eagles Super. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Adebayo Ewajesu 2 weeks ago

      I forsee a good atmosphere for our darling super eagles in this year world cup.Everything will just work in their favour.I mean grace and mercy of God,it is the time of the super eagles to shinne.

    • Thomos 2 weeks ago

      @omo9ja, thanks for your impressive comment over an in balance of Croatia Kalinic’s opinion. Thanks to God that GR held some of his tactics to his heart during the friendly games. That is all they have waited for all long but to their surprised things went other way round. This have put pressure on Croatai. I look critically to the Croatia contents i could find nothing or what they measure up in this tournament. Football is about the creativity a player offer at a time, and is a factor that is not never fixed it all about God. With this reality any thing can happen on field of football. Base on this notion, I am seeing a game of individualism as foreseen by Kalinic. All though the place of skills and talents and tatics could contribute so much to the place of creativity but it is much more about God at a given time. This affirmed the reason why a week team sometime carry the glory of the day and the strong team suffer a great loose. Somebody should help me sound it aloud to the Croatia team that they should not think of themselves to high. Eagle is truly week compare to what they have on paper but God will give us the creativity that we need to make the different and win the game.

  • Alimamarcus 2 weeks ago

    Croatian will fall on Saturday evening. Super Eagle make Nigeria and Africa proud by winning your first match to command respect in group D.

  • Adebayo Ewajesu 2 weeks ago

    The croatians are just making noise,they forget that football is not a game of mouth and the game even goes beyond individuality.The super eagles will cut the wings of the croatians by the grace of God.

  • Mr vick 2 weeks ago

    I think nigeria has nothing to lose in russia because we are underdogs but after our boys we see there brother, wizkid perform in the world cup opening ceremony today the will be gingered to excel.
    #i still believe
    #naija for life
    #soar super eagles
    #the wing of african pride

  • Jimoh Oriyomi 1 week ago

    Let the game start, up Nigeria !!!!!!

  • Let’s go there Croatia are minimizing up Naija

  • Omo9ja 1 week ago

    @Thomos, you are welcome bro. God bless us all. God bless Nigeria!!!